The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery. It comes as a survey from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) revealed that 74% of its members worked in organisations experiencing a shortage of HGV drivers. It also found 89% believe the government is not doing enough to deal with the problem. RHA chief executive […]
Employers, not just their employees, will find themselves before Britain’s traffic commissioners (TCs) if drivers have not completed their periodic training by September 2014. Speaking at the RHA National Training Conference last week in Birmingham, senior TC Beverley Bell made clear her support for continuous professional development, stating “driver training is essentially about investing in your staff”. Bell set out the position of the TCs in regards to the fast-approaching deadline for those granted grandfather rights to complete their Driver […]
A campaign to highlight the dangers recovery operators face at the roadside is stepping up a gear after receiving “an underwhelming level of response” from MPs.